Design and Construction of Autopilot of a UAV
A group of undergraduate and graduate students are involved in the design and construction of a remotely piloted airplane which will be equipped with an autopilot to fly with operator assistance. The autopilot is built around the Rabbit FCM3400 single-board microcontroller. Additional instrumentation includes a GPS receiver, pressure sensor, air velocity sensor (pitot tube), RF communication receiver and transmitter, accelerometers, magnetometer, rate gyros, video camera.
This project is sponsored by internal Georgia Tech funds and NSF.
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